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Olive Senior headshot

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Olive Senior

Olive Senior writes and publishes in all genres because nobody told her she couldn’t. She is the prizewinning author of 18 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature. Her poetry book Over the Roofs of the World was shortlisted for the Governor-General’s award and Gardening in the Tropics was on both the International Baccalaureate syllabus and the CAPE syllabus for Caribbean schools. Olive Senior is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize. She has lectured and conducted writing workshops internationally and is a long-time mentor for Diaspora Dialogues and The Humber School for Writers. Appearance supported by Humber College.